36-0 Win for Banbury Junior Colts

Banbury RUFC Junior & Mini Round Up

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2013 02:41pm
Bodicote, Cherwell
By Simon Grieve
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Under 18s – Junior Colts

Banbury Under 18 Junior Colts defeated Maidenhead by 36-0 at home on Sunday.

On a beautiful afternoon at Bodicote park Banbury U18’s took on the might of Berkshire in the form of Maidenhead U18’s. With a number of players missing through injury and school, several of the U17’s stepped up and manfully took their place alongside their U18 counterparts. Banbury struck first through a decisive break in midfield, with Ed Yeates strolling through the defence to put the ball between the posts. Maidenhead came back strongly and only resolute defending kept the score sheet clean. Lack of training together showed in the first half and the last pass, or the quick off load and indeed anything that the Banbury side tried came to nothing. 7-0 at half time and with a little time to reflect on what they were doing wrong, the Banbury side came out all guns blazing. The result was 5 unanswered tries for the Banbury side, scored by Ed Harrison, Hugh Saar, Tom Letch and even Doug Backhouse. A good performance against a strong Maidenhead side augers well for the future but Banbury need to shake the rust in their play away earlier than half time to do well in the league and National Cup.

Under 17s

Banbury Under 17s suffered a third league defeat to a determined Abingdon side.  

Despite a bright start Banbury were unable to put points on the board, and lacking continuity in their play Abingdon were able to score two tries, to lead 17 nil at half time.  Banbury spent most of the second half pressing for a try but it was Abingdon who extended their lead with a penalty. Banbury finally scored a try with Hugh Saar, but the final word was with Abingdon who scored to win 25 - 5.

Under 15s

Banbury Under 15s travelled to Lutterworth on Sunday and suffered a 66-24 defeat.

Lutterworth broke through Banbury's defence to score first with a converted try. Banbury responded well and played much of the first quarter in the home team's half but were unable to capitalise with a score. Banbury responded after another Lutterworth try with great scrummaging and after winning a line out scored in the corner. Further tries from both sides bought the half time score to 21-12. A strong start by Lutterworth in the second produced a couple more tries.  Banbury defended well but couldn't prevent the home team scoring their third converted try of the half. Banbury didn't give up and scored a well worked try from a Rory Shaw chip and run. As a result of excellent rucking  Banbury scored another try towards the end of the game. Banbury’s try scorers were Marcus Saar, Jake Peters & Tom Lesley-Turner 2. Conversions: Jake Peters 2.

Under 13s

Banbury Under 13s were the guests of Leicestershire’s oldest club on Sunday when they travelled to Lutterworth.

In an end to end game Banbury came out on top after a big second half effort from the forwards, eventually winning the match 25-17. Tries from Oscar Triggs and Nathan Wiesheu gave the visitors the lead on two occasions but Lutts drew level each time before taking the lead themselves early in the second half. Banbury then decided to alter their tactics in an effort to get back on terms and a series of driving mauls resulted in a try for prop Jamie Higgs. Thereafter, the blue and whites’ forward dominance proved decisive and a couple of further tries, both from Harri Barnden, saw Banbury to victory.

Mini Rugby

Under 12s

Banbury Under 12s got through to the final of the Land Rover Cup at Northampton Saints on Saturday, narrowly losing out by 5-0 to Olney.

In earlier matches they drew 5 -5 against Barker Butts (try from Ollie Farr), beat Bugbrooke 25-0 (tries from Edward Thompson (3) Luke Swann and San Nelson), and beat Boys Brigade 30-5 (tries from Edward Thompson (2) Theo Smith, Luke Swann, Dan Chambers And Ollie Farr). In the semi-final against  Long Buckby they won 10-5 with tries from Dan Turner and Edward Thompson. On Sunday they were in action again beating Abingdon 30-5 with tries from Dan May (2) Ellis Dancey Brock (2) Dan Turner and Jake Relton.

Under 11s

Banbury Under 11A beat Abingdon A 19-0 at home on Sunday with tries from Olie Whiting, Jonty Wood, and Harvey Machin, two converted by Quinton Blythe.

Banbury Under 11B beat an Abingdon B side 53-0, tries from Giano Winkler (6), Joe Sydenham (2) and James Leonard, with 4 conversions slotted by Sam Church. In a second pair of games Banbury A won again, whilst the Bs secumbed 29-17, Louis Tooth, Charlie Gaskin and Ollie Meadows scoring tries, one converted by Sam Church.

Under 10s

Banbury Under 10s delivered another confident home performance on Sunday and won 55-0 against Abingdon.

Banbury’s tries were scored by Cameron Smith, Hamish Nelson, Josh Joubert (2),Callum Davies (2), Joe Weaver and Jacob Hancock (4).

Under 8s

Banbury Under 8s came away with all the spoils winning all games played at home against Abingdon on Sunday.

Support play across all the matches was fantastic and great individual tries from Thomas Cunningham, Lewis Mitchell and Thomas Mee helped secure the wins.



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